Transfer rumours: Haaland, Messi, De Ligt, Rice, Cavani

Transfer rumours: Haaland, Messi, De Ligt, Rice, Cavani

Manchester United still want to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, despite the return of Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, 36. (Express)external-link

United are also in pole position to land 18-year-old Jude Bellingham after impressing the England midfielder during a tour of the club’s facilities before he decided to join Borussia Dortmund. (Sun)external-link

Lionel Messi will make £25.6m in each of the next two seasons at Paris St-Germain, with the 34-year-old Argentina forward’s salary due to rise by a further £8.5m if he stays for a third year. (L’Equipe, via Marca)external-link

Matthijs de Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola says the Netherlands centre-back could leave Juventus at the end of the season, with Chelsea interested in signing the 22-year-old. (Tuttosport, via Express)external-link

West Ham United coach Kevin Nolan says he would not sell 22-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice – who is a priority target for Manchester United – for £100m. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani does not want to leave Old Trafford even though the 34-year-old Uruguay forward is now competing with Ronaldo for a starting spot. (ESPN Brazil – in Portuguese)external-link

Chelsea are preparing an attractive offer to lure Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni to Stamford Bridge as Juventus join the race for the 21-year-old Frenchman. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Express)external-link

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he has not made up his mind on his first-choice goalkeeper this season, with England’s Dean Henderson, 24, and Spain’s David de Gea, 30, vying for the number one jersey. (Mirror)external-link

Aston Villa defender Matty Cash will be approached by Poland before the next round of World Cup qualifiers because the 24-year-old qualifies to play for the country through family on his mother’s side. (Mail)external-link

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Bruno Lage has warned Manchester United and Arsenal he will not let Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 24, leave without a fight. (Express)external-link

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson says he would like to rejoin Brazilian side Internacional if given the chance at some point, but the 28-year-old is “happy” after recently signing a six-year contract at Anfield. (Soccer Saturday, via Mirror)external-link

Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman is considering leaving Spain full-back Sergi Roberto, 29, out of Monday’s game against Granada to protect him after he was jeered off the pitch during Tuesday’s loss to Bayern Munich. (Marca)external-link

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